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Full text of "Wildlife Harvest Status Report, Small Game Harvest Survey 2010-11"

WILDLIFE HARVEST STATUS REPORT 
SMALL GAME HARVEST SURVEY -- 2010-2011 

Ronald A. Reitz 
Survey Coordinator 

INTRODUCTION 

The Small Game Harvest Survey is sent to a sample of permit holders eligible to hunt small game in Missouri. 
This mail questionnaire asks permit holders if they hunted small game, how many of each of the small game species 
they harvested, where they hunted most and how many days they hunted for each species. This survey is currently 
conducted every other year after the close of the small game hunting season (usually in late February). 

Beginning with the 1996-97 hunting season, the Small Game Harvest Survey has used the Point of Sale (PCS) 
database of permit buyers to compile the sampling frame. Stratification of the sampling frame has been used to reduce 
variation within the estimates, and non-residents have been included in the survey since 1996. Therefore, the results 
from the 2010-201 1 Small Game Harvest Survey should only be compared to the 13 previous survey efforts. For the 
purposes of this status report, the current year's estimates are compared to the previous survey's (2008-2009) estimates. 

Estimates of hunter numbers, harvest and effort (days afield) were calculated for 17 small game species (ruffed 
grouse estimates were not included due to season closure) from the results of the 2010-201 1 Small Game Harvest 
Survey. Questionnaires were mailed to 9,000 people who held one of the following permits allowing them to hunt 
small game during the 2010-201 1 season: 

- Resident Small Game Hunting Permit 

- Non-Resident Small Game Hunting Permit 

- Resident Combination Hunting and Fishing Permit 

- Daily Small Game Hunting Permit 

- Lifetime Hunting Partner Permit 

- Lifetime Conservation Partner Permit 

Permits for 201 1, sold between December 1, 2010 and February 28, 201 1, were also valid during the 2010-201 1 small 
game season and were included in the sampling frame for this survey. Of the 8,646 questionnaires successfully 
delivered, a total of 3,833 useable responses were received, representing a 44.3% adjusted response rate. 

HUNTER NUMBERS 

An estimated 61.7% of 2010 permit holders hunted small game, down slightly from 62.2% observed in 2008- 
2009. The estimated number of coyote hunters in 2010-201 1 was significantly higher compared to 2008-2009 (as 
indicated by non-overlapping confidence intervals). No significant changes in hunter numbers were observed for any 
other species. Estimated total statewide hunter numbers declined somewhat, with an estimated 129,391 individuals 
hunting some species of small game in Missouri, compared to 133,626 hunters in the 2008-2009 season. A summary of 
hunter numbers by Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) region (Figure 1) is included for rabbit (Table 2), 
squirrel (Table 3), quail (Table 4), dove (Table 5), pheasant (Table 6), woodcock (Table 7), crow (Table 8), ducks 
(Table 9), Canada geese (Table 10), snow geese (Table 11), raccoon (Table 12), groundhog (Table 13), gray fox (Table 
14), red fox (Table 15), coyote (Table 16), opossum (Table 17) and bobcat (Table 18). 



HARVEST AND EFFORT 

Compared to the 2008-2009 survey, total days spent afield by hunters in 2010-201 1 remained relatively stable. 
Statistically, there were no significant differences for hunters of any species when compared to the 2008-2009 season 
(Table 1). 

Hunter success, as estimated by bag per day, appears to have remained relatively stable for hunters of most 
species except duck and rabbit hunters. Estimates indicate that duck hunters increased their daily bag and rabbit 
hunters experienced a significant decrease in daily bag when compared to the 2008-2009 season (Table 1). 

There were no significant changes in average season bag for any species. Estimated average season bag 
remained relatively stable for all species (Table 1). 

There were no statistically significant changes in harvest for any species (Table 1). A summary of harvest and 
effort for each species by MDC region (Figure 1) is included for rabbit (Table 2), squirrel (Table 3), quail (Table 4), 
dove (Table 5), pheasant (Table 6), woodcock (Table 7), crow (Table 8), ducks (Table 9), Canada geese (Table 10), 
snow geese (Table 11), raccoon (Table 12), groundhog (Table 13), gray fox (Table 14), red fox (Table 15), coyote 
(Table 16), opossum (Table 17) and bobcat (Table 18). 



Table 1. Statewide summary for the Small Game Post-season Harvest Survey, 2010-2011. 



Species 


Value Estimated 


Total Hunters 


%Of 
Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag 
Per 
Day 


Avg. 

Season 

Bag 


Avg. 
Days 
Afield 


Total Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


RABBIT 


Point Estimate 


47,936 


37.0 


0.9 


5.9 


6.4 


282,462 


308,753 




95% CI 


45,059- 50,708 


35.1-39.0 


0.8- 1.0 


5.3-6.6 


5.6-7.3 


248,271-318,945 


266,476- 353,633 




%Change from 2008-2009 


-3.6 


-0.5 


-20.7 


-12.9 


10.7 


-16.0 


6.7 


SQUIRREL 


Point Estimate 


58,281 


45.0 


1.2 


11.1 


9.0 


646,660 


526,343 




95% CI 


55,295-61,566 


42.9- 47.2 


1.1- 1.4 


10.2- 12.2 


7.9- 10.3 


582,391-718,684 


461,246-602,408 




%Change from 2008-2009 


-8.1 


-5.3 


-14.0 


-3.6 


11.9 


-11.5 


2.8 


QUAIL 


Point Estimate 


18,471 


14.3 


1.4 


7.6 


5.6 


141,163 


103,934 




95% CI 


16,514-20,383 


12.8- 15.8 


1.1- 1.6 


6.3-9.3 


4.9- 6.4 


110,819- 176,923 


86,405- 121,921 




%Change from 2008-2009 


-13.9 


-11.3 


-9.3 


-14.2 


-6.2 


-26.2 


-19.6 


DOVE 


Point Estimate 


30,751 


23.8 


3.8 


15.6 


4.2 


480,557 


127,975 




95% CI 


28,233-33,136 


22.0- 25.5 


3.4-4.1 


14.2- 17.2 


3.8-4.5 


422,493- 543,943 


112,837- 144,713 




%Change from 2008-2009 


-5.0 


-1.9 


-8.5 


-1.6 


7.8 


-6.5 


2.4 


PHEASANT 


Point Estimate 


6,163 


4.8 


0.7 


2.6 


4.0 


16,254 


24,873 




95% CI 


5,003- 7,402 


3.8-5.7 


0.5-0.9 


2.1-3.4 


3.1-5.1 


11,606-21,427 


17,421- 32,775 




%Change from 2008-2009 


-30.4 


-27.9 


-31.3 


-25.6 


8.9 


-48.0 


-23.9 


WOODCOCK 


Point Estimate 


1,060 


0.8 


0.7 


1.9 


2.6 


2,043 


2,792 




95% CI 


582- 1,596 


0.5- 1.2 


0.4- 1.0 


0.9- 3.4 


1.6-3.8 


721-3,865 


1,219-4,709 




%Change from 2008-2009 


-20.2 


-17.2 


73.8 


24.5 


-35.2 


-0.1 


-48.7 



Species 


Value Estimated 


Total Hunters 


%Of 
Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag 
Per 
Day 


Avg. 

Season 

Bag 


Avg. 
Days 
Afield 


Total Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


CROW 


Point Estimate 


8,141 


6.3 


1.8 


9.9 


5.7 


80,522 


46,365 




95% CI 


6,917-9,505 


5.4-7.3 


1.3-2.3 


7.5- 12.7 


4.5-7.0 


58,269- 107,776 


34,524- 58,872 




%Change from 2008-2009 


23.7 


27.6 


-41.7 


-46.9 


-7.0 


-33.3 


15.0 


GROUNDHOG 


Point Estimate 


3,524 


2.7 


0.3 


2.9 


13.8 


10,347 


48,745 




95% CI 


2,655- 4,419 


2.1-3.4 


0.1-0.6 


2.2-3.7 


4.7- 32.9 


6,795- 14,371 


14,537- 109,783 




%Change from 2008-2009 


-2.8 


0.0 


-45.3 


-22.7 


85.2 


-23.5 


82.3 


RACCOON 


Point Estimate 


10,612 


8.2 


0.8 


15.9 


19.9 


168,584 


210,756 




95% CI 


9,063- 12,242 


7.0-9.5 


0.5-1.1 


11.1-21.6 


14.6- 26.6 


115,318-233,655 


147,141-291,527 




%Change from 2008-2009 


-3.1 


-0.1 


-39.6 


-25.7 


24.6 


-28.1 


20.7 


GRAY FOX 


Point Estimate 


1,373 


1.1 


0.3 


3.0 


11.4 


4,189 


15,730 




95% CI 


807- 1,965 


0.6- 1.5 


0.0- 0.7 


0.3-6.7 


6.7- 17.0 


327- 9,976 


7,197-26,608 




%Change from 2008-2009 


1.7 


5.0 


107.7 


81.4 


-29.2 


85.4 


-24.7 


RED FOX 


Point Estimate 


2,372 


1.8 


0.1 


1.3 


11.4 


2,989 


26,958 




95% CI 


1,665-3,166 


1.3-2.5 


0.1-0.2 


0.8- 1.8 


7.0- 16.0 


1,641-4,651 


14,970-42,126 




%Change from 2008-2009 


25.8 


29.8 


22.2 


26.0 


-16.6 


53.2 


5.5 


COYOTE 


Point Estimate 


23,869 


18.4 


0.3 


3.0 


12.2 


71,950 


290,607 




95% CI 


21,736-26,061 


16.8-20.2 


0.2- 0.4 


2.4- 3.8 


8.9- 16.4 


56,190-92,460 


206,538- 392,686 




%Change from 2008-2009 


32.7 


36.9 


-19.4 


-2.6 


21.7 


29.4 


61.4 



Species 


Value Estimated 


Total Hunters 


%Of 
Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag 
Per 
Day 


Avg. 

Season 

Bag 


Avg. 
Days 
Afield 


Total Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


BOBCAT 


Point Estimate 


3,890 


3.0 


0.0 


0.5 


22.7 


1,992 


88,264 




95% CI 


2,945- 4,870 


2.3-3.8 


0.0-0.1 


0.3-0.8 


8.9-41.9 


1,082- 3,070 


32,119- 172,035 




%Change from 2008-2009 


32.3 


36.8 


-70.0 


-45.2 


112.1 


-27.0 


182.4 


OPOSSUM 


Point Estimate 


5,622 


4.3 


0.4 


6.4 


19.1 


35,738 


107,297 




95% CI 


4,410- 6,775 


3.4-5.2 


0.2- 0.5 


5.0-7.9 


11.1-31.5 


24,872- 46,828 


56,301- 186,446 




%Change from 2008-2009 


41.3 


45.6 


-64.6 


-42.7 


69.9 


-18.8 


141.4 


DUCKS 


Point Estimate 


30,836 


23.8 


2.1 


21.6 


10.3 


665,270 


316,541 




95% CI 


28,444- 33,401 


22.0- 25.7 


2.0-2.3 


19.1-24.2 


9.4- 11.2 


571,918-763,918 


279,654- 354,913 




%Change from 2008-2009 


-2.2 


0.8 


19.3 


22.1 


2.1 


19.4 


-0.1 


CANADA GEESE 


Point Estimate 


14,753 


11.4 


0.7 


6.8 


9.5 


100,491 


139,499 




95% CI 


12,922- 16,668 


10.0- 12.8 


0.6-0.8 


5.5-8.3 


8.3- 10.7 


77,646- 126,117 


114,394- 164,348 




%Change from 2008-2009 


4.2 


7.4 


4.3 


22.0 


16.6 


27.1 


21.4 


SNOW GEESE 


Point Estimate 


6,636 


5.1 


3.0 


23.1 


7.6 


153,098 


50,432 




95% CI 


5,430- 7,869 


4.2- 6.0 


1.5-5.3 


10.8-42.2 


5.7-9.8 


68,665- 274,883 


35,995- 66,788 




%Change from 2008-2009 


7.9 


11.3 


28.4 


60.2 


22.8 


72.2 


32.5 



Figure 1. Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) regions. 




25 50 



Table 2. Estimates for rabbits by MDC region, 2010-201 1 season. 



MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


4,724 


9.84 


0.72 


5.40 


7.79 


25,487 


36,786 


NORTHEAST 


6,137 


12.8 


1.34 


5.50 


4.12 


33,769 


25,304 


KANSAS CITY 


4,479 


9.33 


0.64 


4.18 


7.39 


18,755 


33,202 


CENTRAL 


6,916 


14.4 


0.91 


4.82 


5.47 


33,294 


37,858 


ST LOUIS 


5,999 


12.5 


1.01 


6.13 


6.09 


36,806 


36,562 


SOUTHWEST 


6,214 


12.9 


0.97 


5.18 


5.42 


32,160 


33,646 


OZARK 


3,998 


8.33 


0.70 


6.35 


9.07 


25,378 


36,262 


SOUTHEAST 


7,669 


16.0 


1.26 


9.07 


7.25 


69,546 


55,592 



Table 3. Estimates for squirrels by MDC region, 2010-201 1 season. 



MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


4,398 


7.53 


1.06 


7.29 


7.06 


32,065 


31,032 


NORTHEAST 


5,926 


10.1 


1.60 


10.3 


6.54 


61,212 


38,807 


KANSAS CITY 


5,427 


9.29 


0.80 


6.63 


10.0 


36,010 


54,537 


CENTRAL 


8,486 


14.5 


1.25 


11.8 


9.56 


100,008 


81,056 


ST LOUIS 


9,711 


16.6 


1.32 


13.6 


10.4 


132,478 


101,218 


SOUTHWEST 


6,880 


11.8 


1.03 


8.94 


8.81 


61,465 


60,571 


OZARK 


5,285 


9.05 


1.33 


11.7 


8.87 


61,915 


46,833 


SOUTHEAST 


9,974 


17.1 


1.52 


15.2 


10.0 


151,304 


100,011 



Table 4. Estimates for quail by MDC region, 2010-201 1 season. 



MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


3,443 


18.6 


1.34 


8.77 


6.58 


30,142 


22,622 


NORTHEAST 


2,594 


14.0 


0.95 


5.22 


5.60 


13,571 


14,572 


KANSAS CITY 


2,720 


14.7 


1.05 


6.03 


5.71 


16,479 


15,532 


CENTRAL 


2,628 


14.2 


1.36 


6.10 


4.53 


16,042 


11,907 


ST LOUIS 


1,093 


5.91 


2.28 


8.71 


4.14 


9,456 


4,484 


SOUTHWEST 


2,236 


12.1 


2.17 


13.5 


6.29 


30,260 


14,085 


OZARK 


1,051 


5.68 


1.78 


11.1 


6.73 


11,675 


7,043 


SOUTHEAST 


1,555 


8.41 


1.12 


7.18 


6.50 


11,179 


10,141 



Table 5. Estimates for doves by MDC region, 2010-201 1 season. 



MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


2,856 


9.30 


3.32 


12.2 


3.73 


34,945 


10,638 


NORTHEAST 


2,933 


9.55 


3.45 


10.8 


3.17 


31,776 


9,298 


KANSAS CITY 


2,735 


8.91 


3.37 


16.5 


4.95 


45,160 


13,552 


CENTRAL 


2,664 


8.67 


3.29 


11.0 


3.36 


29,182 


8,950 


ST LOUIS 


6,458 


21.0 


3.74 


15.4 


4.14 


99,674 


26,751 


SOUTHWEST 


4,460 


14.5 


3.34 


11.9 


3.58 


53,032 


15,952 


OZARK 


1,049 


3.42 


4.18 


20.6 


4.95 


21,648 


5,185 


SOUTHEAST 


6,430 


20.9 


4.29 


22.8 


5.36 


146,757 


34,432 



Table 6. Estimates for pheasants by MDC region, 2010-201 1 season. 



MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


3,071 


49.8 


0.50 


2.58 


5.22 


7,910 


16,019 


NORTHEAST 


840 


13.6 


0.48 


2.12 


4.43 


1,779 


3,708 


KANSAS CITY 


63 


1.02 


0.75 


3.00 


4.02 


190 


253 


CENTRAL 


506 


8.22 


2.87 


2.87 


1.00 


1,440 


506 


ST LOUIS 


348 


5.67 


2.12 


5.32 


2.52 


1,837 


874 


SOUTHWEST 


406 


6.57 


1.98 


3.11 


1.67 


1,276 


652 


OZARK 


167 


2.71 


2.56 


3.06 


1.29 


516 


213 


SOUTHEAST 


181 


2.93 


0.25 


1.34 


5.60 


239 


1,017 



Table 7. Estimates for woodcock by MDC region, 2010-201 1 season. 



^^^^MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


238 


22.4 


0.61 


0.80 


1.50 


204 


324 


NORTHEAST 


86 


7.88 


0.67 


1.99 


2.99 


172 


258 


KANSAS CITY 


173 


16.2 


0.54 


3.39 


4.66 


587 


802 


CENTRAL 


104 


9.81 


1.54 


1.54 


1.00 


161 


104 


ST LOUIS 


92 


8.84 


1.41 


3.03 


2.01 


277 


184 


SOUTHWEST 


141 


13.3 


0.42 


0.92 


2.54 


119 


365 


OZARK 


60 


5.61 


1.00 


1.00 


1.00 


60 


60 


SOUTHEAST 


169 


16.0 


0.69 


2.88 


4.17 


486 


722 



Table 8. Estimates for crows by MDC region, 2010-201 1 season. 



^^ MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


433 


5.31 


3.96 


22.4 


6.57 


9,925 


2,937 


NORTHEAST 


701 


8.58 


1.32 


7.68 


5.96 


5,379 


4,180 


KANSAS CITY 


835 


10.2 


1.49 


4.46 


2.99 


3,723 


2,491 


CENTRAL 


1,270 


15.6 


1.12 


5.52 


5.10 


7,005 


6,498 


ST LOUIS 


670 


8.22 


2.88 


7.81 


2.66 


5,221 


1,781 


SOUTHWEST 


1,610 


19.7 


2.47 


13.0 


5.50 


21,040 


8,874 


OZARK 


1,269 


15.6 


1.39 


12.9 


9.77 


16,228 


12,350 


SOUTHEAST 


856 


10.5 


2.16 


8.30 


4.29 


7,121 


3,677 



Table 9. Estimates for ducks by MDC region, 2010-201 1 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


5,407 


17.5 


1.89 


17.4 


9.24 


94,305 


49,976 


NORTHEAST 


2,420 


7.85 


2.29 


14.5 


6.27 


34,923 


15,127 


KANSAS CITY 


5,780 


18.8 


2.12 


22.1 


10.5 


128,043 


60,424 


CENTRAL 


1,827 


5.93 


1.83 


19.5 


10.7 


35,794 


19,504 


ST LOUIS 


4,298 


14.0 


1.88 


21.5 


11.4 


92,070 


48,985 


SOUTHWEST 


1,657 


5.37 


1.37 


19.0 


13.9 


31,537 


23,089 


OZARK 


527 


1.71 


1.01 


10.1 


10.1 


5,281 


5,295 


SOUTHEAST 


7,103 


23.1 


2.62 


30.0 


11.5 


213,090 


81,374 



Table 10. Estimates for Canada geese by MDC region, 2010-2011 season. 



MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


2,596 


17.6 


0.73 


6.78 


9.30 


17,620 


24,182 


NORTHEAST 


784 


5.32 


0.68 


3.16 


4.77 


2,522 


3,718 


KANSAS CITY 


4,160 


28.2 


0.97 


8.54 


8.82 


35,527 


36,700 


CENTRAL 


1,737 


11.8 


0.87 


6.38 


7.41 


11,100 


12,898 


ST LOUIS 


2,554 


17.3 


0.63 


6.66 


10.6 


16,999 


26,970 


SOUTHWEST 


832 


5.63 


0.38 


6.60 


17.1 


5,413 


14,128 


OZARK 


177 


1.20 


0.44 


5.59 


11.6 


1,005 


2,059 


SOUTHEAST 


1,258 


8.52 


0.46 


4.64 


10.2 


5,751 


12,848 



Table 11. Estimates for snow geese by MDC region, 2010-2011 season. 



MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


1,736 


26.1 


2.97 


22.7 


7.82 


39,563 


13,589 


NORTHEAST 


222 


3.34 


0.71 


1.38 


1.92 


336 


413 


KANSAS CITY 


1,032 


15.5 


1.66 


6.76 


3.96 


6,985 


4,093 


CENTRAL 


527 


7.93 


1.13 


6.51 


6.57 


3,443 


3,457 


ST LOUIS 


434 


6.54 


1.13 


9.82 


8.73 


4,157 


3,809 


SOUTHWEST 


221 


3.31 


0.79 


1.72 


2.37 


395 


526 


OZARK 


46 


0.69 


1.00 


1.99 


1.99 


91 


91 


SOUTHEAST 


2,021 


30.4 


5.27 


48.9 


9.04 


98,228 


18,264 



Table 12. Estimates for raccoons by MDC region, 2010-201 1 season. 



MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


1,233 


11.5 


1.50 


35.6 


23.5 


43,824 


29,027 


NORTHEAST 


2,188 


20.5 


0.87 


19.7 


27.0 


43,210 


59,205 


KANSAS CITY 


697 


6.53 


0.54 


8.19 


18.6 


5,680 


12,966 


CENTRAL 


1,510 


14.2 


1.01 


10.5 


9.51 


15,929 


14,369 


ST LOUIS 


1,055 


9.88 


1.16 


18.6 


15.8 


19,662 


16,709 


SOUTHWEST 


1,552 


14.5 


0.60 


8.32 


14.1 


12,937 


21,891 


OZARK 


899 


8.42 


0.45 


12.9 


30.2 


11,645 


27,267 


SOUTHEAST 


1,126 


10.5 


0.64 


13.5 


24.1 


15,268 


27,195 



Table 13. Estimates for ground hogs by MDC region, 2010-201 1 season. 



MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


313 


8.92 


0.55 


1.41 


3.50 


432 


1,063 


NORTHEAST 


239 


6.80 


0.21 


2.92 


115 


691 


29,770 


KANSAS CITY 


83 


2.39 


0.87 


4.09 


4.45 


378 


392 


CENTRAL 


386 


11.0 


0.37 


1.87 


5.73 


740 


2,228 


ST LOUIS 


478 


13.6 


0.71 


4.36 


6.02 


2,065 


2,838 


SOUTHWEST 


628 


17.9 


0.69 


3.19 


4.77 


2,005 


3,008 


OZARK 


468 


13.4 


0.40 


2.01 


6.78 


938 


3,171 


SOUTHEAST 


753 


21.5 


0.47 


3.35 


7.48 


2,519 


5,606 



Table 14. Estimates for gray foxes by MDC region, 2010-2011 season. 



MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


226 


16.3 


0.00 


0.00 


2.04 





463 


NORTHEAST 


198 


14.2 


0.00 


0.00 


18.7 





3,811 


KANSAS CITY 


86 


6.14 


0.00 


0.00 


1.32 





93 


CENTRAL 


132 


9.58 


0.04 


0.81 


18.3 


115 


2,488 


ST LOUIS 


53 


3.88 


0.04 


0.34 


5.98 


7 


222 


SOUTHWEST 


185 


13.2 


0.04 


0.32 


15.2 


60 


2,807 


OZARK 


181 


13.0 


0.12 


2.70 


15.5 


492 


2,816 


SOUTHEAST 


136 


9.70 


0.65 


7.57 


14.6 


981 


1,887 



Table 15. Estimates for red foxes by MDC region, 2010-201 1 season. 



MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


619 


25.7 


0.18 


1.99 


13.0 


1,227 


8,079 


NORTHEAST 


543 


22.5 


0.12 


0.87 


10.2 


470 


5,593 


KANSAS CITY 


86 


3.56 


0.00 


0.00 


1.32 





93 


CENTRAL 


292 


12.2 


0.07 


0.72 


11.2 


213 


3,274 


ST LOUIS 


114 


4.75 


0.53 


3.24 


5.16 


407 


613 


SOUTHWEST 


247 


10.3 


0.10 


0.98 


13.5 


243 


3,297 


OZARK 


182 


7.54 


0.02 


0.67 


20.2 


123 


3,728 


SOUTHEAST 


274 


11.4 


0.26 


1.22 


8.59 


335 


2,331 



Table 16. Estimates for coyotes by MDC region, 2010-2011 season. 



MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


3,890 


16.3 


0.41 


4.31 


10.6 


16,752 


41,215 


NORTHEAST 


2,884 


12.1 


0.15 


1.75 


16.4 


5,025 


47,089 


KANSAS CITY 


2,758 


11.5 


0.32 


4.63 


17.4 


12,791 


48,479 


CENTRAL 


3,215 


13.5 


0.26 


1.88 


7.44 


6,053 


23,932 


ST LOUIS 


1,512 


6.32 


0.42 


1.53 


3.67 


2,320 


5,563 


SOUTHWEST 


3,232 


13.5 


0.22 


2.59 


12.2 


8,362 


39,344 


OZARK 


2,850 


11.9 


0.20 


3.65 


20.7 


10,423 


59,082 


SOUTHEAST 


2,586 


10.8 


0.44 


3.17 


7.39 


8,214 


19,114 



Table 17. Estimates for opossums by MDC region, 2010-2011 season. 



MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


497 


8.81 


0.35 


8.75 


27.1 


4,328 


13,451 


NORTHEAST 


1,155 


20.4 


0.21 


5.23 


38.4 


6,063 


44,857 


KANSAS CITY 


543 


9.62 


0.69 


3.61 


5.60 


1,961 


3,037 


CENTRAL 


688 


12.2 


0.97 


6.40 


7.39 


4,391 


5,064 


ST LOUIS 


318 


5.64 


0.37 


7.16 


21.5 


2,343 


7,002 


SOUTHWEST 


862 


15.2 


0.54 


8.49 


16.8 


7,405 


14,713 


OZARK 


709 


12.5 


0.39 


6.26 


16.5 


4,405 


11,621 


SOUTHEAST 


408 


7.23 


0.76 


8.24 


10.7 


3,402 


4,387 



Table 18. Estimates for bobcats by MDC region, 2010-201 1 season. 



^^ MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


NORTHWEST 


736 


18.5 


0.07 


0.69 


8.94 


515 


6,626 


NORTHEAST 


693 


17.4 


0.03 


0.44 


48.7 


302 


34,444 


KANSAS CITY 


326 


8.14 


0.12 


0.63 


12.2 


205 


3,858 


CENTRAL 


489 


12.2 


0.05 


0.39 


7.94 


185 


3,861 


ST LOUIS 


7 


0.18 


0.00 


0.00 


1.99 





14 


SOUTHWEST 


542 


13.6 


0.05 


0.47 


10.3 


258 


5,592 


OZARK 


406 


10.2 


0.01 


0.37 


68.0 


145 


27,663 


SOUTHEAST 


621 


15.5 


0.06 


0.59 


9.65 


364 


5,984